Thursday 21 February 2013

Station Road, St Ives

Followers of the blog will recall that last summer a new bus stop, for guided buses heading towards Cambridge, was erected in Station Road, St Ives. It generated a lot of discussion and controversy, due to the fact that the bus stop caused a constriction in the width of Station Road at a busy town centre junction.

Yesterday, I received a written communication from Ross Hamilton,  Project Officer (Highways) for Cambridgeshire County Council about proposed changes to traffic regulations in Station Road, Priory Road, New Road and Cootes Meadow.

These proposals do not yet seem to have been uploaded to the County Council website - but I will add a link whenever the upload happens.

To summarise, the proposal is to consolidate several previous traffic orders into a single one, and the only material changes will be to  prohibit loading opposite the bus stop, and replace a short (16 metre) parking bay further along the street with a loading bay for the benefit of businesses opposite the bus stop.

The proposals are being advertised in the local press and the consultation period runs form 20 February to 13 March.

The benefit to busway traffic is that the proposal should improve traffic flow at a rather congested section of Station road.

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